Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee

The Community Sector and Development IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Chaplaincy and/or Pastoral care, Community Services and Development, Indigenous and Environmental Health/Population Health, Volunteering, and Youth Services. These qualifications are included in the CHC Training Package.   

The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.

Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.

The Community Sector and Development IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ. For more information visit SkillsIQ.

Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.

The AISC has approved the following members for the Community Sector and Development IRC:

Representation Type Member Organisation Home State
Public Employer Nigel Brand           Victorian Department of Health and Human Services VIC
Private Employer Peter Heyworth Northern Volunteering SA
Peak Associations Position Vacant    
Debra Bennet Territory Families (NT Government) NT
Stuart Reid WA Council of Social Service WA
Paul Stephens Health and Community Services Workforce Inc. QLD
Professional Association Sha Cordingley Australian Community Workers Association VIC
Peak Advisory Body To be advised Australian Council of Social Services  
Registered Training Organisations Katina Jones EQUALS Group / Australian Council For Private Education & Training SA
Eva-Maya Spannari TAFE NSW / TAFE Directors Australia NSW
Government Tammy Oliver NSW Department of Family and Community Services NSW
Union Helen Westwood Australian Services Union NSW